What is some biographical information on Caroline Kennedy?


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Caroline Kennedy was born in New York City on Nov. 27, 1957. She was only 6 years old in the fall of 1963 when her father, President John F. Kennedy, was tragically assassinated. In adult life, Caroline Kennedy has been a successful attorney, author and, as of 2013, formal U.S. ambassador to Japan.

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Caroline Kennedy spent her earliest formative years in the White House during an idealistic period in American politics and society. Constantly under the media spotlight, Caroline soon endeared herself to the American public as the little girl who walked her father to the Oval Office each morning. After her father's assassination, the grieving Kennedy family moved to a more low-key residence in Georgetown.

Caroline graduated from Columbia Law School in 1988, the same year she gave birth to Rose, her first child. Among her professional publications is "In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action," a book that she co-authored with Ellen Alderman and for which she accepted no publishing assistance from her mother's contacts. Unfortunately, Kennedy endured further hardship in 1994 and 1999, when her mother and brother passed away. Throughout the 2000s, Kennedy expanded on her publication credits to include works on American culture, poetry and family. She and her husband Edwin have two daughters and one son: Rose, Tatiana and Jack.

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